Competent graduates will know how to provide patient-centered care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
- Perform all medical, diagnostic, and surgical procedures considered essential for advancement to graduate medical education
- Gather essential and accurate information about patients and their conditions through comprehensive history-taking, physical examination, and the use of laboratory data, imaging, and other tests
- Describe and participate in care that is safe, effective, and efficient
- Interpret laboratory data, imaging studies, and other tests considered essential for advancement to graduate medical education
- Make informed decisions about diagnosis and therapy based on patient information and preferences, use up-to-date scientific evidence, and clinical judgment to develop and carry out patient management plans
- Counsel and educate patients and their families to empower them to participate in their care and enable shared decision making
- Provide health care services to patients, families, and communities aimed at preventing health problems or maintaining health
Knowledge for Practice
Competent graduates will demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care.
- Apply established and emerging bio-medical scientific principles fundamental to health care for patients and populations
- Apply established and emerging principles of clinical sciences to diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making, clinical problem-solving, and other aspects of evidence-based health care
- Apply principles of epidemiological sciences to the identification of health problems, risk factors, treatment strategies, resources, and disease prevention/health promotion efforts for patients and populations
- Apply principles of social-behavioral sciences to provision of patient care, including assessment of the impact of psychosocial and cultural influences on health, disease, care-seeking, care adherence and barriers to and attitudes toward care
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Competent graduates will demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate one’s care of patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and life-long learning.
- Identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in one’s knowledge and expertise; be able to set learning and improvement goals
- Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to patients’ health problems
- Use information technology effectively to manage information and support their own education
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Competent graduates will demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals.
- Communicate effectively with patients, families, and the public, as appropriate, across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and in sensitive and difficult communication situations
- Communicate effectively with colleagues within one’s profession or specialty, other health professionals, and health-related agencies
- Document patient encounters in a comprehensive, timely, and logical manner.
The competent graduate will demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles.
- Demonstrate compassion, integrity, accountability to patients, respect for patient privacy and autonomy, and respect for others
- Demonstrate responsiveness to patient needs that supersedes self-interest
- Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse patient and healthcare team population, including but not limited to diversity in gender, age, culture, race, religion, disabilities, and sexual orientation
- Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles in clinical practice, including but not limited to pertaining to provision or withholding of care, confidentiality, ethical business practices, and informed consent
The competent graduate will demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.
- Describe/demonstrate primary concepts of quality and safety in patient care
- Participate in identifying system errors and implementing potential systems solutions
- Describe the main elements of practice management and business principles, including cost awareness, as it applies to medicine
The competent graduate will demonstrate the ability to engage in an interprofessional team in a manner that optimizes safe, effective patient- and population-centered care.
- Describe and demonstrate ability to establish and maintain a climate of mutual respect, dignity, diversity, ethical integrity, and trust on a healthcare team
- Use the knowledge of one’s own role and the roles of other health professionals to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of the patients and populations served
- Describe and demonstrate interprofessional teamwork concepts to provide patient- and population-centered care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable
Personal and Professional Development
The competent graduate will demonstrate the qualities required to sustain lifelong personal and professional growth.
- Demonstrate ability to develop and maintain personal wellness, including physical and emotional health
- Demonstrate healthy coping mechanisms to respond to stress and prevent burnout
- Demonstrate appropriate strategies for dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity